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Lone Star (1952)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, History  |  8 February 1952 (USA)
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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

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Devereaux Burke
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Martha Ronda
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Thomas Craden
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Minniver Bryan
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Anthony Demmet
James Burke ...
Luther Kilgore
William Farnum ...
Tom Crockett
Lowell Gilmore ...
Captain Elliott
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Mizette
Lucius Cook ...
Seth Moulton
Ralph Reed ...
Bud Yoakum
Ric Roman ...
Gurau
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Storyline

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda. Written by Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)

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The Battle for Texas and the Battle of the Sexes! See more »


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8 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Estrela do Destino  »

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Trivia

Lionel Barrymore's last movie. He had previously played U.S President Andrew Jackson in The Gorgeous Hussy (1936). Beulah Bondi, who plays Minniver Bryan, played Jackson's wife, Rachel Jackson, in the previous film. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, they use pistols and rifles that did not exist at the time Texas entered the union. See more »

Quotes

Tom Crockett: [to Craden] You're a fool, Tom, but a fool with courage.
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Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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Moonlight Is Meant for Lovers
Sung by Ava Gardner
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History off, chemistry off, but what a map of Texas!
27 February 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Hollywood treatment of Texas / USA history is not very well done here. Very difficult to identify with the characters or the actors. Chemistry was better between Gable and Gardner in their 1947 "The Hucksters". If you enjoy the "Texas is bigger than the USA" idea, then watch for Crawford's map display. This is the best one I have seen yet!


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